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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
bronze & ashlar
H 250 x W 180 x D 170 cm (E);
Plinth: H 195 x W 180 x D 180 cm
Grade II (England and Wales)
at all times
on front east face of plinth a plaque with letters in relief: TENNYSON.; below this a second plaque with letters in relief: FLOWER IN THE CRANNIED WALL, / I PLUCK YOU OUT OF THE CRANNIES, / I HOLD YOU HERE, ROOT AND ALL, IN MY HAND, / LITTLE POWER - BUT IF I COULD UNDERSTAND / WHAT YOU ARE, ROOT AND ALL, AND ALL IN ALL, / I SHOULD KNOW WHAT GOD AND MAN IS.; on west face of plinth a plaque: RESTORATION WAS CARRIED OUT IN 1970 / THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF / MRS. MAUD SCORER AND MRS. EDYTH COWAN / WHO COMMISSIONED THE WORK IN MEMORY OF / THEIR LATE HUSBANDS. MR. ERIC SCORER, CLERK / OF THE PEACE AND MR. A. F. COWAN. F.R.C.S. (ED) / THE STATUE IS NOW IN THE CARE OF LINCOLN CORPORATION.; a second plaque below: 'OVER-ALL-ONE-STATUE-IN-THE-MOULD / OF-ARTHUR-MADE-BY-MERLIN'- / ALFRED-LORD-TENNYSON-P -L- / -BORN-1809 - DIED-1892- / GEORGE-FREDERICK-WATTS-O-M: R-A- / -BORN - 1817 - DIED - 1904-